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Office 2008 for the Mac on Demand

Office 2008 for the Mac on Demand

by Steve Johnson, Perspection Inc.

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Office 2008 for the Mac on Demand


Steve Johnson, Perspection Inc.


What you need, when you need it!


Need answers quickly? Office 2008 for the Mac on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations


Office 2008 for the Mac on Demand


Steve Johnson, Perspection Inc.


What you need, when you need it!


Need answers quickly? Office 2008 for the Mac on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. You will learn how to use all the applications in Office 2008 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage, Project Gallery, and Messenger.


Inside the Book

• Office: Organize information and add impact with clip art, SmartArt diagrams, tables, and charts

• Word: Create great-looking documents, publications, and notebooks using themes, styles, and templates

• Excel: Use organizing, processing, and presenting tools to create data, lists, and charts

• PowerPoint: Create powerful presentations faster using ready-made design templates and themes

• Entourage: Use tools for creating and managing your e-mail, calendar, contacts, and tasks

• Project Center: Gather and manage important Office and non-Office project documents in a convenient centralized place


On the Web

• Online Workshops

• Keyboard shortcuts

• Transitional tools

• Additional chapters


Product Details

Pearson Education
Publication date:
On Demand
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Barnes & Noble
File size:
57 MB
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How You'll Learn

  • How This Book Works

  • What's New

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Real World Examples

  • Workshop

  • Get More on the Web

Welcome to Office 2008 for Mac On Demand, a visual quick reference book that shows you how to work efficiently with Microsoft Office. This book provides complete coverage of basic to advanced Office skills.

How This Book Works

You don't have to read this book in any particular order. We've designed the book so that you can jump in, get the information you need, and jump out. However, the book does follow a logical progression from simple tasks to more complex ones. Each task is presented on no more than two facing pages, which lets you focus on a single task without having to turn the page. To find the information that you need, just look up the task in the table of contents or index, and turn to the page listed. Read the task introduction, follow the step-by-step instructions in the left column along with screen illustrations in the right column, and you're done.

What's New

If you're searching for what's new in Office 2008, just look for the icon: New!. The new icon appears in the table of contents and throughout this book so you can quickly and easily identify a new or improved feature in Office 2008. A complete description of each new feature appears in the New Features guide in the back of this book.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Most menu commands have a keyboard equivalent, such as A+P, as a quicker alternative to using the mouse. A complete list of keyboard shortcuts is available on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

Step-by-Step Instructions

This book provides concise step-by-step instructions that show you "how" to accomplish a task. Each set of instructions includes illustrations that directly correspond to the easy-to-read steps. Also included in the text are timesavers, tables, and sidebars to help you work more efficiently or to teach you more in-depth information. A "Did You Know?" provides tips and techniques to help you work smarter, while a "See Also" leads you to other parts of the book containing related information about the task.

Real World Examples

This book uses real world examples files to give you a context in which to use the task. By using the example files, you won't waste time looking for or creating sample files. You get a start file and a result file, so you can compare your work. Not every topic needs an example file, such as changing options, so we provide a complete list of the example files used through out the book. The example files that you need for project tasks along with a complete file list are available on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.


This book shows you how to put together the individual step-by-step tasks into in-depth projects with the Workshop. You start each project with a sample file, work through the steps, and then compare your results with project results file at the end. The Workshop projects and associated files are available on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

Get More On The Web

In addition to the information in this book, you can also get more information on the Web to help you get up to speed faster with Office 2008. Some of the information includes:

Transition Helpers

  • Only New Features. Download and print the new feature tasks as a quick and easy guide.

Productivity Tools
  • Keyboard Shortcuts. Download a list of keyboard shortcuts to learn faster ways to get the job done.

More Content
  • Photographs. Download photographs and other graphics to use in your Office documents.

  • More Content. Download new content developed after publication. For example, you can download additional chapters on Word 2008, Excel 2008, PowerPoint 2008, and Microsoft Messenger.

You can access these additional resources on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

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Meet the Author

Steve Johnson has written more than 45 books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS2, Adobe Flash CS3, Dreamweaver CS3, Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista and XP, and Apple Mac OS X Leopard. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training. When he is not staying up late writing, he enjoys playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. Steve and his family live in Pleasanton, California, but can also be found visiting family all over the western United States.

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